Kosair Charities Gives $80,000 Grant to Help Area Children
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 [6:44 PM]
Kosair Charities board member Robert Flowers of Columbia, center,
facsimile check to, from left, LWC Board of Trustees Chair Allan
Parnell of Louisville, Ky.,
LWC Nursing Division Chair Marian Smith, LWC Vice President for
Bettie Starr and LWC President William T. Luckey
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson
College has received an $80,000 grant from Kosair Charities of
Louisville, Ky. The grant will be used to support a pediatric
partnership between the college's baccalaureate nursing program and
the Center for Courageous Kids of Scottsville, Ky., and develop an
initiative that will provide nutrition information to area Latino
families through outreach efforts by LWC students.
"I'm really grateful to Kosair Charities for
providing this opportunity for our students to continue to reach
out to the community and make a difference in people's lives," said
Lindsey Wilson Vice President for Academic Affairs Bettie Starr.
Kosair Charities board member Robert
Flowers of Columbia said he was glad the organization
could help programs that will change the lives of children in
"It's nice to get to write the checks to Lindsey
Wilson College and this work they are doing," said Flowers, who
also serves as the treasurer for the Kosair Charities Board of
Directors. "It's nice to get the word out in Southcentral Kentucky
that Kosair Charities is here to help."
Through a partnership with Center for Courageous Kids, students in LWC's
baccalaureate nursing program work with seriously ill children who
attend the camp. LWC nursing students assist children who have
physical disabilities, diabetes, hematology/juvenile arthritis and
"This grant allows us to continue to extend those
outreach opportunities in this area," said LWC Nursing Division Chair Marian Smith. "There are just lots of streams
that can flow into the opportunities it will provide to Lindsey
Wilson students to be exposed to pediatric patients."
The Kosair Charities grant will also fund a
cooperative effort by the LWC nursing division, education division and Florece en Lindsey ("Flourishing at Lindsey")
to offer nutrition courses to Latino students who participate in
Adair County Schools' literacy program. The program will be
launched in the fall, Starr said.
"Nutrition is a family issue -- the children don't
prepare their own meals, so families have to understand what goes
into healthy living and a healthy diet," Starr said. "This is a
great opportunity to shape our nursing curriculum, the curriculum
for other students, and also to have an immediate impact on
vulnerable families and students in our community."
Smith said Columbia-Adair County residents have
enjoyed a longtime partnership with Kosair Charities.
"Adair County has always been supportive of Kosair
Charities, and this is just a remarkable way for some of that money
to come back into the community and invest in the lives of
children," she said.